Expat Magazine

Moving Pains

By Gail Aguiar @ImageLegacy

Ice the Dog's first Galician couchsurfing holiday

If you’ve noticed some odd behavior on this website, hopefully it’s all back to normal now (fingers crossed). I moved the website to a new home. The previous post fell into the black hole of migration, so I ended up having to post it a second time.

After almost 10.5 years with one hosting company (a lifetime in internet years), major performance deterioration forced me to jump a sinking ship to board a faster, more reliable one. Of course, the new hosting company was optimistic the migration could be done quickly, even though I told them this website is nearly 14 years old and the databases are large. I opted for a longer hosting term which included the service of a dedicated migration team to do the grunt work. It took much longer than they expected and there were a few hiccups along the way, but I believe most of the moving pain is over. Hopefully all you will notice now is a faster website, but do let me know if anything weird happens. If you read this website through RSS, you might need to add it again.

I’m going to take a couple of days’ break from all this website back-end malarkey before I continue with the rest of the migration: three more websites, and all the corresponding email addresses. Once that’s done, I can shut down my account with the previous host.

Since there’s no such thing as a cute website migration photo, I’ve added a picture from Ice the Dog’s very first Galician couchsurfing holiday. As you can see, he made some friends: that’s Snowy lying like a beached whale in the back, and Bento looking up. One of my favorite Instagram photos is from this trip, with these dogs and the cat — every time I look at it, I laugh!

April 24, 2016
Album: A Weekend In Galicia [April 2016]

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • When You’re Fueled by Fat, Traveling is a Relative Breeze

    When You’re Fueled Fat, Traveling Relative Breeze

    Setting off on a journey, for most carb-eating people, usually means planning snacks for the trip, being sure to have something to munch on hand. When fueled... Read more

    The 21 August 2018 by   Dietdoctor
  • It’s Time to ShiftShiftShift. Right Now.

    It’s Time ShiftShiftShift. Right Now.

    "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." ― Galileo... Read more

    The 21 August 2018 by   Berijoy
  • Unito Review: An Excellent Synchronization Platform for Your Project Management

    Unito Review: Excellent Synchronization Platform Your Project Management

    Project management tools play a vital role in the company’s growth and success. There is a number of employees in any organization, everybody works differently... Read more

    The 21 August 2018 by   Seogdk
  • Stronger


    Brand trips are one of the coolest parts of blogging... but can also prove to be one of the most stressful. You know you will be photographed the entire time... Read more

    The 21 August 2018 by   Wardrobeoxygen
  • Purposeful Abandonment for Tomorrow’s Event Success

    Determine When to Let Go, and When to Tackle New Challenges You seldom hear a management guru advocating that you give up, but that's essentially what Peter... Read more

    The 21 August 2018 by   Marketingtango
  • Northern Thailand: The Best of Lanna

    Northern Thailand: Best Lanna

    To date, through 4 separate road trips in Northern Thailand, we have now covered all 9 provinces, and have put together a simple road... Read more

    The 21 August 2018 by   Allanmwilson
  • Telling Your Kids They Are Smart: It's The Kiss Of Death!

    What the hell is this woman talking about? What do you mean, don't tell my kid that he/she isn't smart? If I don't say that, they will think I think that... Read more

    The 21 August 2018 by   Joanigeltman